Updated: Oct 20
By: Wade McHargue
In 2017, Ends Cycling hosted our South Dakota Bike Ride #SDBR2017 for the youth of Guinea Bissau, Africa. We saw 16 cyclists and 12 support staff, "Pray Pedal Repeat" for the Mansoa Discipleship Training School in West Africa. Years later, our efforts are still impacting lives for Christ. To God be the Glory!
With the partnership of Lalas Ca and Paulo Co, the Mansoa Discipleship Training School of Guinea Bissau, Africa received its first class in 2010. The Lord provided finances to secure about 15 acres of land and favor from the governing authorities. Soon eight buildings were built (by cement and a dirt compacting brick making machine) and since that time 10 classes have passed through these last 10 years. The vision from the beginning was articulated by Robert Coleman's book "The Master Plan of Evangelism" following our Lord's model of pouring into 12 men, and seeing them "go and do likewise" and multiply themselves.
Lalas Ca & his family Paulo Co & his wife
By the grace of God there have been over 25 church plants in different regions of Guinea Bissau and thousands of public professions of faith, but even more has been the equipping of local churches in evangelism and discipleship through the students and leadership that has touched all nine regions of the country. A special thank you to Ends of the Earth Cycling for their partnership and the many that gave to support the school. The prayers and finances raised from the 2017 South Dakota Bike ride has now impacted three different classes and will be impacting a 4th class (the 11th class overall) in July 2020. To God be the Glory.
Here's a video of the third class at the end of the day prayer time as well as a class reunion (starting about 2 min.)
In this video, Ends of the Earth Cycling Crew & Alumni went to Guinea Bissau, Africa to see the 9th class graduate and ministered at the school in 2018.